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Program Expectations and Learning Outcomes

Program Expectations

A master’s degree will be awarded to students who have demonstrated the following:

Depth and breadth of knowledge:

A systematic understanding of knowledge, including, where appropriate, relevant knowledge outside the field and/or discipline, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice.

Research and scholarship:

A conceptual understanding and methodological competence that:

  1. Enables a working comprehension of how established techniques of research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;
  2. Enables a critical evaluation of current research and advanced research and scholarship in the discipline or area of professional competence; and
  3. Enables a treatment of complex issues and judgments based on established principles and techniques;

On the basis of that competence has shown at least one of the following:

  1. The development and support of a sustained argument in written form; or
  2. Originality in the application of knowledge.

Level of application of knowledge:

Competence in the research process by applying an existing body of knowledge in the critical analysis of a new question or of a specific problem or issue in a new setting.

Professional capacity and autonomy:

  1. The qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:
    1. The exercise of initiative and of personal responsibility and accountability; and
    2. Decision-making in complex situations;
  2. The intellectual independence required for continuing professional development;
  3. The ethical behaviour consistent with academic integrity and the use of appropriate guidelines and procedures for responsible conduct of research; and
  4. The ability to appreciate the broader implications of applying knowledge to particular contexts.

Levels of communications skills:

The ability to communicate ideas, issues and conclusions clearly.

Awareness of limits of knowledge:

Cognizance of the complexity of knowledge and of the potential contributors of other interpretations, methods, and disciplines.




Learning Outcomes

The MSc Kinesiology degree will be awarded to students who demonstrate the following:

  1. A systematic knowledge of Kinesiology including, where appropriate, relevant knowledge outside the field of kinesiology, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, informed by research at the forefront of an area of specialization in kinesiology.
  2. A conceptual understanding and methodological competence that
    1. Enables a working comprehension of how established techniques of research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in an area of specialization in kinesiology;
    2. Enables a critical evaluation of current research and advanced research and scholarship in an area of specialization in kinesiology;
    3. Enables a treatment of complex issues and judgments based on established principles and techniques; and,
    4. On the basis of that competence has shown the development and support of a sustained argument in written form.
  3. Competence in the research process by applying an existing body of knowledge in the critical analysis of a new question or of a specific problem or issue in a new setting relevant to the field of Kinesiology.
  4. The qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:
    1. The exercise of initiative and of personal responsibility and accountability;
    2. Decision-making in complex situations.
  5. The intellectual independence required for continuing professional development.
  6. The ethical behaviour consistent with academic integrity and the use of appropriate guidelines and procedures for responsible conduct of research.
  7. The ability to appreciate the broader implications of applying knowledge to particular contexts relevant to the field of Kinesiology.
  8. The ability to communicate ideas, issues, and conclusions clearly through the scientific method, including oral and written communication.
  9. Cognizance of the complexity of knowledge and of the potential contributions of other interpretations, methods, and disciplines to the field of Kinesiology.
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